Some of Our Corporate Partners & Relationships
Wells Fargo Bank
Shaw Development Company
Newport Equities, Inc.
Penwood Select Industrial Partners, LLC
Millie & Severson
Webb & Associates
Equity Building Services
The RDP Mission
RDP Development, Inc. was founded as a lean, hands-on operating platform with vast experience and resources. Our mission is to provide high-integrity, best-in-class, full-scope, corporate real estate development management services to our partners and clients.
We are driven from within by high-integrity, fully-accountable professional relationships that transcend into our project teams of architects, engineers, contractors and consultants. The result for our partners and clients is “total transparency” and ownership of our actions. Our mission is to provide such a high level of competency and service that our partners and clients want to do business with us over and over again.
Our business philosophy and approach with each relationship and development project starts with an attitude of “respect” and “servant leadership”. We consider all our business relationships “partnerships” with a relatively flat hierarchy. We recognize the expertise, talent and gifts of our partners and project team members and orchestrate the complex disciplines and processes to achieve the best possible objectives. Operating realistically within today’s complex development entitlement world, we are pro-active to sophisticated institutional demands with a highly entrepreneurial spirit.
RDP Development, Inc. has a 38+ year history in corporate real estate brokerage, brokerage management and development, investment and consulting. Since 1985, the sole purpose of the company has been to focus on commercial real estate development and development project management. On some projects, RDP functions as a Managing Principal of the single purpose entity (“SPE”). On other projects, RDP operates solely as a Development Manager for third party ownership under a Development Management Agreement (“DMA”).
Whether as a Managing Principal or operating under a DMA, RDP does not typically take direct titled ownership in real estate. It only serves as the operational/management company within other joint venture structures.
In the 38+ years in operation, neither RDP, no its principal Russell D. Pierce, have been named in a lawsuit or been forced to settle, offset or mitigate any claims for which it was named and/or deemed liable.
RDP only works with the “best-in-class” bonded and insured investors, brokers, architects, engineers, consultants and contractors to entitle and develop its projects.
RDP Development Inc., a California corporation (“RDP”), founded by Russell D. Pierce, has been engaged in the corporate real estate development services and principal development business since 1985. With its principal’s early beginnings in the commercial real estate brokerage and brokerage management business, RDP transitioned into the corporate real estate principal development and development services business. Although RDP has developed a full spectrum of commercial properties (industrial, office and retail / specialty) over its 38+ year history, industrial / logistics properties have always been its core property type.
As a principal / investor and/or as a development manager, RDP has developed over 5.8 million square feet of buildings on more than 389.15 acres of land valued at over $650 million. With experience developing build-to-suit projects throughout the U.S. and speculative projects primarily in Southern California, RDP is a “full-spectrum” developer. RDP’s activities and services begin with opportunity / relationship identification and carry through every phase of a project’s development, including; site selection and transaction negotiation, project feasibility and due diligence analysis, land acquisition, project entitlement / permitting, design and budgeting, construction administration / management, etc., and culminate with project closeout and stabilization / disposition. Throughout the process, RDP is “hands-on” in the selection and management of the team of professionals (financial partners, architects / engineers, consultants, contractors, etc.) necessary to complete the critical paths to meet the project’s primary objectives of schedule, budget and quality.
Our "Excellence-Demanding" Clients